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200+ Incredible and Festive Christmas Names for Dogs

Written by: Chelsie Fraser

Last Updated on April 15, 2024 by Dogster Team

Christmas Names for Dogs

200+ Incredible and Festive Christmas Names for Dogs

If you’ve been blessed with a puppy or new dog this holiday season, your furry friend deserves a festive name to mark the occasion! Here, you can find an original and festive Christmas name for your dog. There are names based on personality and appearance, names specific to girls and boys, and even winter names. Read on for 200 of the best Christmas names for dogs, from popular classics to unique picks.

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How to Name Your Dog

There are many factors to consider when naming your dog. First, you must decide if you want a traditional name or something unique. If you choose a traditional name, there are many options to choose from. For example, you could name your dog after a favorite Christmas character, such as Rudolph or Frosty. You could also go with a classic Christmas name, like Holly or Noel.

If you prefer something more unique, you have plenty of options. You could choose a festive name, like Jingle or Tinsel. Or you could go with a more whimsical option, like Candy Cane or Snowflake. No matter what kind of name you choose, make sure it’s one that you and your dog will both love.

three pomeranian dogs with costume_Stefan foto video, Shutterstock
Image by: Stefan foto video, Shutterstock

Festive Names Based on Personality

For a name that matches your dog’s unique personality but still has a festive flair, this is the list for you.

  • Elf
  • Nicholas
  • Pixie
  • Saint

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Festive Names Based on Appearance

If you’re looking for a name that’s based on your dog’s appearance, you can still give them something Christmas themed. For example, try Frosty or Snowball if your dog is particularly furry or white. A name like Angel might represent a small and delicate-featured dog.

Here are several Christmas names that might represent your dog’s appearance:

  • Angel
  • Belle
  • Frosty
  • Snowball
  • White Christmas

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Festive Names for Girl Dogs

Here are fun and festive names specifically for female dogs.

  • Angel
  • Bell(e)
  • Canela
  • Cheer
  • Dove
  • Eve
  • Faith
  • Gloria
  • Glory
  • Grace
  • Holiday
  • Holly
  • Hope
  • Ivy
  • Jingle
  • Jolly
  • Joy
  • Mary/Maria
  • Mercy
  • Merry
  • Mystic
  • Noel
  • Noel
  • Noelle
  • Paloma
  • Spice
  • Spirit
  • Star
  • Vixen
Dogs with christmas costume
Image By: Seaq68, Pixabay

Festive Names for Boy Dogs

If your dog’s a boy, here are more masculine-sounding names for your pup.

  • Candy Cane
  • Christian
  • Claus
  • Coal
  • Dickens
  • Elf
  • Felix
  • Frosty
  • Gabriel
  • Garland
  • Gift
  • Holly
  • Jesus
  • Jingle
  • Joseph
  • Jul
  • King
  • Kringle
  • Kris
  • Mistletoe
  • Nicholas
  • Nick
  • Present
  • Rudolph
  • Santa
  • Snowball
  • Yule
chihuahua dog with christmas costume
Image by: costume_Herbert, Pixabay

Festive Names Based on Fictional Holiday Characters

If you’re a big fan of Christmas movies or like to reminisce about Christmas cartoons from your childhood, try naming your dog one of these names.

  • Alabaster
  • Alaska
  • Bailey
  • Balthazar
  • Budderball
  • Buddy
  • Charity
  • Charlie
  • Cindy
  • Clara
  • Clarice
  • Coal/Cole
  • Cocoa
  • Cornelius
  • Dickens
  • Ebenezer
  • Elsa
  • Fezziwig
  • George
  • Grinch
  • Harry
  • Hermey
  • Hope
  • Jack
  • Jack Frost
  • Jingle
  • Jovie
  • Kevin
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Max
  • Miser
  • Mitzi
  • Mudbud
  • Noble
  • Olaf
  • Olaf
  • Olive
  • Puppy Paws
  • Ralphie
  • Rudolph
  • Sally
  • Sam
  • Scoot
  • Scrooge
  • Scrooge
  • Shelby
  • Snoopy
  • Tiny Tim
  • Virginia
  • Winterfell
  • Yeti
  • Yukon
  • Yule
  • Zero
  • Zeus
yorkshire terrier with christmas costume
Image by: Yama Zsuzsanna Márkus, Pixabay

Reindeer Names for Dogs

What better way to give your dog a festive name than to name them after Santa’s reindeer? In case you need a reminder, here are those famous names.

  • Blitzen
  • Comet
  • Cupid
  • Dancer
  • Dasher
  • Donner
  • Prancer
  • Rudolph
  • Vixen

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Festive Dog Names Based on Christmas Songs/Singers

There’s nothing more festive than a good Christmas carol. If you love songs of the season, why not name your dog after one of your favorites or the singer who made it famous?

  • Baby
  • Bing
  • Blue
  • Carey
  • Carol
  • Crosby
  • Drummer
  • Emmanuel
  • Feliz
  • Frosty
  • Happy
  • Mariah
  • Navidad
  • Noel
  • Partridge
  • Wenceslas
dog with christmas costume
Image Credit: eva, Pixabay

Festive Dog Names Based on Christmas Foods

Holiday meals and gatherings are among the best parts of the holiday season and often produce the most memories. This list will remind you of all the smells and flavors of the season.

  • Berry
  • Biscotti
  • Brie
  • Brisket
  • Candy
  • Cane
  • Caramel
  • Chestnut
  • Chicory
  • Cider
  • Cider
  • Cinnamon
  • Clementine
  • Clove
  • Cookie
  • Cranberry
  • Dulce
  • Eggnog
  • Figgy
  • Frosting
  • Fruitcake
  • Ginger
  • Gravy
  • Gumdrop
  • Hammy
  • Kugel
  • Latke
  • Marshmallow
  • Mocha
  • Pecan
  • Persimmon
  • Plum
  • Pudding
  • Pumpkin
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Spice
  • Sugar
  • Toffee
  • Turkey
dog wearing christmas costume
Image Credit: Sven Lachmann, Pixabay

Unique Festive Dog Names

For something unique, here are less-common holiday dog names.

  • Balsam
  • Bauble
  • Bow
  • Christmas
  • Dreidel
  • Evergreen
  • Fir
  • Gift
  • Light
  • Lucia
  • Mantel
  • Miracle
  • Mistletoe
  • Naughty
  • Nutcracker
  • Peace
  • Poinsettia
  • Ribbon
  • Schwarz
  • Sleigh
  • Spruce
  • Stocking
  • Tinsel
  • Wish
  • Wreath
  • Yule
dog with christmas costume
Image Credit: MGAstudioArt, Pixabay

Winter Names for Dogs

If you prefer to give your dog a winter name rather than one that represents the Christmas holiday, here are chilly names to try out.

  • Alpine
  • Arctic
  • Aspen
  • Aurora
  • Avalanche
  • Blanche
  • Blanco/Blanca
  • Blizzard
  • Chilly
  • Cozy
  • Cuddles
  • December
  • Flake
  • Fleece
  • Fluffy
  • Flurry
  • Frio
  • Frost
  • Frosty
  • Glacier
  • Glitter
  • Ice
  • Icicle
  • Icy
  • January
  • Luge
  • Midnight
  • Mittens
  • Moose
  • Moritz
  • Nieve
  • North
  • North
  • Oslo
  • Parka
  • Pine
  • Polar
  • Silver
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Snowflake
  • Snuggles
  • Spruce
  • Stella
  • Tree
  • Tundra
  • Twinkle
  • Winter
  • Zima
white dog with christmas costume
Image Credit; Sven Lachmann, Pixabay

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Summary

There are many incredible and festive names for dogs that make them stand out from the crowd and represent the holiday season. With so many great options available, there is sure to be the perfect one for your dog. So, get creative and have fun choosing a name!


Featured Image Credit: Sven Lachmann, Pixabay

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